Skip to comments.GOP's Big Lie: It's All About Reconciliation
Posted on 03/03/2010 5:46:24 PM PST by Kaslin
For those who feared that Barack Obama did not have any Lyndon Johnson in him, the president's determination to press ahead and get health care reform done in the face of Republican intransigence came as something of a relief.
Obama's critics have regularly accused him of not being as tough or wily or forceful as LBJ was in pushing through civil rights and the social programs of his Great Society. Obama seemed willing to let Congress go its own way and was so anxious to look bipartisan that he wouldn't even take his own side in arguments with Republicans.
Those days are over. On Wednesday, the president made clear what he wants in a health care bill, and he urged Congress to pass it by the most expeditious means available.
He was also clear on what bipartisanship should mean and what it can't mean.
Democrats, who happen to be in the majority, have already added Republican ideas to their proposals. Obama said he was open to four more that came up during the health care summit. What he's unwilling to do, and rightly, is to give the minority veto power over a bill that has deliberately and painfully worked its way through the regular legislative process.
Republicans, however, don't want to talk much about the substance of health care. They want to discuss process, turn "reconciliation" into a four-letter word and maintain that Democrats are just "ramming through" a health bill.
It is all, I am sorry to say, one big lie or, if you're sensitive, an astonishing exercise in hypocrisy.
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Sinister Evil sits in We The People’s House.
Dionne is one of those “****ing “r” words” that Rahm Emanuel is always yakking about.
Yes, you should have...I was eating a salad and just about choked to death...The are nothing if not consistent.
LOL. You’re right, Kaslin, and I did take note of your,
“Leftwing lunatic” E. J. DIONNE JR.
Excellent. Please add “twit” next time.
What a steaming pile of crap. What the author meant to say is that Obama is willing to enact his agenda with no bipartisan support, without the support of the American people and in contradiction of standard parliamentary procedure. In other words, the writer is happy that Obama is showing his dictatorial fangs. He was worried he didn’t have it in him.
It’s a TRILLION F**KING DOLLARS YOU LIBERAL DOUCHEBAG!!!! What part of A TRILLION do you not under-f**king-stand?
We have deer season, rabbit season, etc...but when it is liberal season?
Well that was my gut reaction.
Yeah, f**k the people. If they are so smart, why did they elect us?
-Liberal talking points
This year, it's the first Tuesday in November and it's going to be a tagged out season.
They keep going, it may be sooner than they think. (Electorally speaking, of course...)
Sometimes I think they are deliberately pushing things that way.
Hey, E.J.! You love socialism so much, how about you turn over all your money (which is substantial, from what I hear) to the government so that the money can be spread around among the deadbeats you so profess to love! E.J. Dionne, like 99.99% of all libs, is a frickin’ phony.
Well, this is a new shade of lipstick on the communist health care pig.
I E. J. Dionne in your general direction!
That’s the biggest pile of E. J. Dionee I’ve ever seen!
To the SOB that authored this piece of fascist garbage: UP YOURS, JACKASS! You, sir, are absolutely a clueless POS.
You are blind to the RAGE that is fomenting just beneath the surface of what you wrongly perceive a passive American population.
All hell is about to break loose. When it does, you and the bastards with whom you keep company, are all going to be swung from short ropes on tall trees.
AMERICANS WILL GET OUR REVENGE, SO HELP US GOD, WE WILL END YOUR POWER... ONE WAY OR ANOTHER!
“We have deer season, rabbit season, etc...but when it is liberal season?”
VERY SOON, VERY SOON... They won’t even see it coming.
EJ Dionne is a threat to America and our freedoms. He is the one pushing the big lie, day after day, year after year.
Dems are a bunch of wussies....they can’t get their own initiatives passed so they have to go this route. lulz. And to think they have the majority in the House and Senate. Double LULZ!
They appear, like Nancy Pelosy, not to have the slightest clue about the definition of "bipartisanship."
O'Bummer just today made the astonishing claim in his best undertaker voice, after rejecting the advice to 'start over,' "what good would do to argue about the details an additional year?"
So much for his grasp of the two simple words, 'start over.'
We are headed down the socialist path, and there will be no turning it around, save rebellion, pure and simple.
“For those who feared that Barack Obama did not have any Lyndon Johnson in him, the president’s determination to press ahead and get health care reform done in the face of Republican intransigence came as something of a relief.”
Yeah, like the corrupt overweening Govt-growing Vietnam-war-losing LBJ was a model for good Presidents (/sarc)
“On Wednesday, the president made clear what he wants in a health care bill, and he urged Congress to pass it by the most expeditious means available.”
Oh, and he has spent the last year *NOT* doing that?!?!?
It this writer that stupid, or is the fact that Obamacare is flailing about turning the Obama-cheerleader EJ Dionne into a babbling incoherent moron?
EJ - PUT DOWN THE POM-POMS, ITS NOT WORKING.
I guess being LBJ II is a step up from being Carter II; this it does speak for somewhat lowered expectations on the part of the moonbats for that to be their ideal.
I try to remember. LOL
They are so arrogant, it’s either their way or the highway. All I can say let’s show them in November that it is the highway for them, and then lets work on getting the p o s impeached
“an astonishing exercise in hypocrisy.”
The democrats changed tune on the filibuster is what is hypocritical.
Liberals are always in season. It is just the Republicans that those on this Forum seem to have a problem hunting in “their” season.
Obama said he wants an Up or Down Vote,he did not say anything about reconciliation. Demint is right that is a Head Fake, as soon as the House votes to pass the Senate Bill the Communist in the White House will sign it ,there will be no Reconciliation
The 'up or down' vote will occur in the House and if the Senate version passes, it becomes Law.
That is where the majority aspect of our Constitutional system operates, the Senate is a check on it with the ability to filibuster.
You are 100% correct.